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This gang of six show get Connected to show what life is like for women in Ireland in 2014

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead. Dates covered: Saturday September 20 to Friday, September 26.

There's a huge amount of new and returning telly this week, ranging from Irish shows such as ob-doc Connected and sitcom Damo & Ivor, to the hugely popular UK period drama Downton Abbey and critically acclaimed US comedy Enlightened. Enjoy!

Pick of the week

Connected, Monday-Thursday, RTÉ 2

This looks deadly, and far removed from the faux-reality shows that have cluttered up TV schedules in recent years. It's a self-shot, observational documentary series shown over four consecutive nights as six women ...

On the Box - TV Review

Steve Buscemi's back for the final run of Boardwalk Empire

John Byrne checks out the return of Boardwalk Empire, the latest from former Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane, a modern take on a traditional Sunday night variety show, and Selina Meyer's ascendancy to the White House.

Reviewed:  Boardwalk Empire (Saturdays, Sky Atlantic); The Last Ship (Fridays, Sky 1); Sunday Night at the Palladium (Sundays, UTV & TV3); Veep (Wednesdays, Sky Atlantic)

September's the month for major change on TV and the ninth month of 2014 isn't going to be any different. As the autumn schedules begin to get into full swing, there's the double delight of ...

On the Box - TV Preview

Sheridan Smith stars as Cilla Black in a new drama on UTV

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 13 – Friday 19)

Loads of new shows this week, ranging from sci-fi to old-fashioned all-round entertainment, and the latest incarnation of the brilliant Sheridan Smith. Meanwhile, it's goodbye to Glee, Piers Morgan and The Walking Dead.

Pick of the week

The Leftovers, Tuesdays, Sky Atlantic

In a week full of new shows, this really stands out. Fingers crossed, eh?

From the co-creator of Lost comes a brand new drama based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta. Three years after 140 million people – 2% of the ...

The departure of Josh Charles' Will Gardner from The Good Wife was genuinely upsetting

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne takes in Josh Charles' departure from The Good Wife, the season finale of US comedy Silicon Valley - and new shows featuring Adrien Brody and Imelda May.

Former Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane (right) leads the cast of The Last Ship

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 6 - Friday 12)

Paolo Nutini chatted and performed during RTÉ Two's Electric Picnic 2014 coverage

On the Box - TV Review

This week John Byrne does a sofa tour of the Electric Picnic, tunes into Jamie Oliver's new show and sees what happens when Baz Ashmawy bring his mother to Morocco for adventure

Domestic Divas are coming to clean up your act

On the Box: TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead. Dates covered: Sat August 30 to Friday, September 5.

Maggie Gyllenhaal has been magnificent in The Honourable Woman

On the Box - TV Review

John Byrne catches the final episodes of The Honourable Woman and The Shelbourne, a documentary about Match of the Day, and Peter Capaldi's debut as the 12th Timelord

Baz Ashmawy

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead.

Ghadami: "I'm so excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders as I've been a fan of the show for as long as I can remember"

EastEnders reveals new ladies' man

Actor Davood Ghadami is to play the new ladies' man in EastEnders, Khoroush 'Kush' Kazemi.